Smash Burger Recipe

Smash Burger Recipe
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Smash Burger
Maryse Chevriere

Smash Burger

The Oklahoma-style smash burger is a twist on the traditional Oklahoma burger where meat patties are placed on top of and pressed onto raw onion rings to fuse the two together. Here, for our Make Your Own Epic Burger Adventure, we pressed caramelized onions on top of a half-cooked burger for a sweeter, fancier taste.

Ingredients

  • ½ stick butter (4 tablespoons)
  • 3 onions, peeled and sliced thinly
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 Butter-Basted Burgers
  • 4 thick slices of gruyère
  • 1 baguette, sliced into 4-inch-wide cuts, then halved

Directions

In a large sauté pan, heat the butter over high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes, until browned. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm. Meanwhile, lay the cheese slices on the bottom half of the 4 baguette slices and toast in a toaster oven or a broiler until the cheese is melted, keep warm.

Cook the Butter-Basted Burgers in the same manner, but after flipping the burgers, add the cooked onions to each patty and press down with a spatula.

Place the burgers on each of the remaining baguette halves, top with the onions and the melted cheese and bread slice. Enjoy!

Burger Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Burger Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.